Kuwait: Expatriates’ Residency Law Amended

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Kuwait: Expatriates’ Residency Law Amended

Arabian Business, 10 September 2023: Kuwait’s Interior Minister has issued a Ministerial Decision amending the Expatriates’ Residency Law.

Under the amendment, expatriates have to pay off all of the debts they owe to state departments before they are allowed to renew or transfer their residency visas.

The outstanding debts can be paid via the websites of the relevant state department or via the Sahel application. For residency to be issued, renewed, or transferred to another sponsor, an applicant must also pay the Health Ministry’s health insurance fee.

The Decision has been published in the Official Gazette and came into force on its published date (10 September).

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Tanya Jain